The Man Wants His Meatloaf

Ryan has been begging for meatloaf for the past few weeks.

Though we’ve purchased lean ground beef at the grocery store with the intention of making it, lately we haven’t had patience to wait the 50 minutes it takes for the loaf to cook. Instead we’ve opted for quicker beef recipes like sloppy joes or burgers.

Tonight we had to put Ryan’s craving to rest. The poor boy has literally been in meatloaf withdrawal.

While Ryan sliced up an onion, I assembled the beef and spices. He got to do the dirty work and mix everything together by hand before plopping it in a loaf pan. (Plopping is a word I think I’ll be adding to my “words I hate list” … along with slop and panties.)

After tackling Sadie and messin’ with her for a while, our BBQ meatloaf was d-o-n-e.

Loaf, At Long Last

We paired the meatloaf with roasted broccoli and cauliflower for some added nutrients.

Roasted Veggies

My Plate

Hopefully this will quiet Ryan’s intense desire for meatloaf for a little while!

Question of the Evening

What meal have you been craving lately?

22 Responses

  1. Potato salad and beer 😕 It’s the weather, I swear!

  2. My mom used to make meatloaf all the time. She even did the whole old school ketchup glaze on top. Gotta love those days. Now, every time I see meatloaf I think of her and the canned green beans we always had on the side. I don’t think I would eat it any other way.

    I have been craving Nut Butter Encrusted Parsnips, which I finally made tonight. Craving satisfied! 🙂

  3. Haha, panties…one of my roommates hates that word too! She does not like when we say it. What I’ve been craving isn’t really a meal, but all I seem to want lately is hummus…on everything! Sandwiches, with veggies, chips, crackers, anything!

  4. Lately I’ve been craving cheese and carbs (grilled cheese, mac and cheese, cheddar-coated popcorn…) but this is the story of my life! Haha.

  5. definitely, definitely gnocchi. i tried it once a few years ago and wasn’t a fan. but i had it a few wks and fell in love ❤ now i would like another gnocchi night soon 😉

  6. I’m craving anything homemade by my mama – lemon zucchini pasta or cherry tomato ‘n’ chevre toast!

  7. I was totally craving frozen yogurt + rainbow sprinkles actually…so I went and got some tonight after BodyPump 😛 hehe

  8. Hmmmm I’ve been wanting some Pizza from scratch! Made with spinach and whole wheat flour

  9. Wanted to let you know-you could put the beef in muffin tins and then it takes half the time to bake-which is the only way I’ll make meatloaf-hah no patience! Oh and I can’t stand all those words too!

  10. Have you tried Therese’s mini turkey meatloaf? It’s the shiznit, and only bakes for 20 minutes. Seriously, incredibly good. http://www.healthyhotthousewife.blogspot.com (But I think you already know the link, doncha?)

  11. I am totally craving some sante fe quinoa, but I keep forgetting to make it! I’m definitely going to have to make it soon!

    My sante fe quinoa : http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3083515

    yum!

  12. gosh I hate the word panties too – I can’t quite figure out why

  13. omg I HATE the word panties too!! its the worst when you go to the victoria secret because i feel like they always say the word!

  14. Uggggh I still need to master meatloaf. I dread trying to make it again!

  15. Mom! The meatloaf! We want it!

    Speaking of words to hate…”moist.” Panties is another major offender. I had been craving mac and cheese big time until the other night when I put it to rest with a big bowl of shells and cheese.

  16. We have been craving sloppy joes like crazy…they will be on the weekend menu for sure!

  17. My boyfriend Loves meatloaf too. When we first started dating i looked up a bunch of different meatloaf recipes and for about 2 months straight i made him different meatloafs every other week. I even found a pizza meatloaf recipe thats reallllly good!

  18. Lately I’ve strangly been craving a Thanksgiving sandwich! You know, with leftover turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce? Those things are so good. I need to find a way to replicate it…

  19. Baked Tortelloni is my favorite! I think I can figure out a way to healthify it using laughing cow cheese wedges and ground turkey – yum!

  20. What brand of lean beef do you buy? It looks delicious!

  21. Girl, this probably won’t go over well with Ryan, but I made a killer lentil loaf the other night, which satisfied my meat craving pretty well. If he’s ever out at a game or something, give this one a try. Totally healthy and meatloafy. xoxo

    Lentil Loaf
    Nutritional Info
    • Fat: 2.1g
    • Carbohydrates: 27.9g
    • Calories: 194.6
    • Protein: 14.7g
    Ingredients
    2 cups water
    1 cup dried lentils
    1 small onion, diced
    1 cup quick cook oats
    3/4 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese
    1 egg, beaten
    1/2 cup ketchup (can sub tomato sauce)
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp dried basil
    1 tblsp dried parsely
    1/4 tsp black pepper

    Pam or other non-stick cooking spray
    Directions
    Serves approximately 4 people.

    Boil water. Add lentils & simmer covered for 25-30 minutes or until lentils are soft & water evaporates.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Drain & partially mash lentils.
    In a bowl, mix together the lentils, oats, onion & cheese.
    Add egg, ketchup, herbs & seasonings.
    Mix well.
    Thoroughly spray loaf pan with cooking spray and spoon loaf mixture into pan. Spread & smooth.
    Bake covered for 30 minutes and uncovered for 10 to 15 more minutes.
    Let cool on rack for 10 minutes before serving.

    Number of Servings: 4

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